The idea is to teach compassion in a fun and interactive way. This is a video game that has three choices of play: (1)Three ethics questions, (2) Choosing the ending of a video scenario or (3) Viewer watches a short video depicting life as the member of a selected group (Autism, other disability, homeless, other culture). Machine would be banked with MANY scenarios and information – as so not to become predictable. Original purpose: autism awareness, but can be used for various other reasons.
A humouristic and ‘sadic’ way to stop people from throwing cigarette butts on the street.
Wouldn’t it be fun if you could just burn them out on a ‘screaming hand’?
Both on human statues (provided with special fireproof hands) and hand-shaped bins, in the most strategic locations, as well as at gas stations.
Submitted by Luisa Cartei
Following the philosophy of the fun theory, I propose to remake contemporary crossings in such a way that everybody would like to use them for crossing the road. This crossing, however, can be replaced by another crossing. Imagine you are in the Amazon rainforest and in front of you is an abyss with a wild river at the bottom. One way to get to the other side is to cross a liana bridge just in front of you. You have no other way because there are crocodiles down there. Who of us is not an adventurer? Inskickat av Frédéric Cousseau
Waiting for the red man to change on the traffic light, while necessary for maintaining your life, is a bummer. Our aim was making the wait pleasurable. We did it by posting a highly competent street musician in one side of a heavily traveled zebra crossing. Our guy plays when the light is red, and rests when it turns green. For our special operation we made double bass covers for famous songs containing words like "stop", "stand", etc.
Submitted by Guy Dayan, Adam Ben Ezra
Use an ergometric bike (fitness bike) to generate electric energy for a bus/train/ferry stop. All types of users and public can ride a bike while waiting for public transportation, where the mechanical energy provided by the user is transformed in electric energy and used in the illumination of the bus/train stop at night. The advertising display is also transformed in a video game screen. According to the distances covered by the users, the battery bar in the screen is filled until the “champion” completes the whole bar.
The pedestrians do not respect the red light of the semaphore in the corners. Nobody pays attention to the little man who indicates us to stop and wait. Maybe he should do something more than simply be standing there. Can we give to people an entertaining way of waiting before crossing in a right form? Yes! With the red dancer man nobody will want to miss the show. A led display shows his movements, accompanied with the rhythm of a cheerful music that comes out from small incorporated speakers.
Paper or plastic bag? Paper is better environmentally and easier to recycle. To make paper bags out an enjoyable change from the dull shop logo on fun things like crossword puzzles, crafts or perhaps a story written by a bestselling author. When in a fun and environmentally friendly way led home the goods from the store takes his bag, sits in his favorite chair and feel the creativity flow.
Submitted by Jonas Blom
I tried to find a way how to remind to people that recycling of plastic materials could be even funny. I selected the environment of business mall. The most of products with plastic packing you can buy right there. When you approach the cash desk there are some coloured areas in special shape on the floor (PET bottle for example - you can easily create another one). When you step on the first part of the "PET bottle", to remind the need to recycle - the part of shape will change colour from violet to GREEN and will make a sound like you really step on the PET bottle by recycling.
Fortunetelling machine for chopsticks recycling. In many Asian countries usual habit is to use single use chopsticks which are thrown away after single use. Numbers indicate: Just in Japan about 90 000 tons of used chopsticks finish in rubbish. It is amount of 25 billons chopsticks which connected make three times distance from earth to moon. In China 25.000.000 trees are being cut just for production of chopsticks. China produces about 45 billions chopsticks per year. Chopsticks export to Japan is large as 4 billions cubic meters of wood.
What if our food would be equipped with a special timer&player, something we should just start when we put our fresh products in the fridge. When the expiration date is approaching and we are not eating or drinking our food, the food itself will start whining and crying to warn us.
We would need nothing more than an adhesive plate or patch equipped with timer&player. The player will start crying and complaining louder and louder as the expiration date approaches. How stopping it? Drink your fresh food! The plate can be re-used on different food packaging for a loooooong time.
A guillotine, if one designed to crush rather than cut. The weight of the crusher will need to be pretty significant, so the motive force to elevate it is a geared ratchet (cool sound) powered by pedaling a bicycle. One at the drop point, a can (or collection) is placed underneath to be flattened. Once so squished, a trapdoor can be activated to drop them into the receptacle below.
Submitted by Peter M
A common problem on the highways is that lots of pedestrian cross the road among cars instead of using the footbridge. This behavior can result in accidents and running over. Would be possible to increase the number of people using the footbridge and to decrease the number of people that across among the cars by making the footbridge cross something funny? This is the objective of the “Magic Footbridge”.
Dogs are man's best friend. But they can soil the parks and streets with their poo and some people don't pick it up. So my idea is to prevent this with a 'Poo-Transformer'. You can introduce your sachet with poo, press the red button and…surprise! You’ll receive a little dog biscuit. So this will keep parks and streets clean, and the environment will be better!
Submitted by Annamaria Fontanella
Make the sorting of the garbage fun by making it a competition between the neighbours, the street you live on, the city or even the whole country. This garbage container will scan the trash and determining how good it is sorted. You will be able to have your own ”garbage sorting average” and compare it to your friends or the neighbour. This container for plastic will scan the garbage bag you put in and give you a sorting score.
Our idea is a fun positive way to tackle the major littering problems in any populated area or city. The idea is to encourage people to throw their rubbish in the public bins already provided, with a few adjustments of course! By placing nets, goals or target boards onto bins in specific problem areas or high risk litter zones e.g. In and around Sports stadiums, music festivals and other major outdoor events, we could tackle the problem directly and have fun doing so!
Submitted by Msgana
In bathrooms, many people don't like using the hot hand dryers vs. the alternative paper towel. There has to be a way to make those more fun. Perhaps instead of just hearing air blow out of the thing, maybe music instead, and not just the same song over and over. Use different songs that many people will like. They might actually use the dryer longer so they can finish the song, thus drying their hands effectively.
Submitted by Rachael Peck
On average, one person uses 166 disposable plastic water bottles each year. The consumption of disposable plastic bottles places enormous strain on our environment and only 90% of these water bottles are recycled. Chemicals in disposable plastic bottles are also toxic to human health but many people are hesitant to use drinking fountains because they are uncertain of the water quality. However, in a number of countries across Europe and the US, there are more regulations governing the quality of tap water than bottled water.
Dog poop scooping is no fun! But it is less fun to live in a city full of poop…
How could poop scooping be less annoying?
A scooper that makes funny noises can become a new way to play with your dog. This scooper has a mechanism that creates funny noises when collecting poop. You can choose between different sounds (cat noise, toy squiz, barking…). You could enjoy your dog’s reaction to the noises and interact with other people that use different noises too.
Simple and fun, not only for people but for dogs too!
Submitted by seeds design